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spade1

spade1

 
 
pronunciation:
speId
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
call a spade a spade
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shovel-like digging tool with a long handle and a sturdy flat blade that can be pushed into the ground with a foot.
 
definition 2: any of various tools or implements resembling this.
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phrase: call a spade a spade
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spaded, spades, spading
definition: to dig or cut with a spade.
derivation: spader (n.)
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  farming, garden, tool